Monday, April 7, 2014

April 22 Reading In Highland Park with Maria Gillan

Since 2005, the institution’s Friends of the Highland Park Library have sponsored a series of free poetry-related events, including readings by poets, open mic nights and writing workshops.

Among the writers who have participated in these events are members of Cool Women Poets, an informal collective that started in Central Jersey in 1997. The group started the library’s spring 2014 Poetry Night Series with a group reading.

The first ever poetry night at the Highland Park Public Library featured readings by the author Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Maria will return for a third reading scheduled for April 22.

In the past nine years, the Poetry Night Series has attracted writers with international reputations, including Mark Doty, who teaches at Rutgers, and Paul Muldoon, who started the Princeton Poetry Festival. Other participants have been acclaimed writers with ties to New Jersey, such as BJ Ward, Edwin Romond and the members of Cool Women Poets.

Maria's Official Site is at and her books are available at
Her latest publication is the poetry collection,  Ancestors' Song

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